Sir William Russell Flint

P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E.

Holiday after Ramadan

russell flint watercolour, holiday after ramadan
HOLIDAY AFTER RAMADAN, CAIRO
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E. (SCOTTISH 1880-1969)
Signed, signed and inscribed with title on the backboard, watercolour
49.5cm x 67.5cm (19.5in x 26.5in)
Provenance:Frost and Reed, Bristol, Registered no.D11644Exhibited:The Royal Academy of Art, Sir William Russell Flint Exhibition, 1962,Keith Gardner, Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969.
A Comparative review of the artists signed limited edition prints 1986.
"The Europeanised groups in the crowds were certainly not attractive but western attire could not hide the Egyptian character of the women's features.
Away from the centre of the city the native swarms were totally different and well worth watching.
They were picturesque in the full meaning of that word and after their fast of Ramadan they were out to enjoy themselves and enjoy themselves they did,
ashore and afloat.
Many took to the Nile and acted as unsecured ballast for the numerous top-heavy sailing craft. My sketch book had never kept busier."